Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development
The Global Migration Group (GMG) produced this publication to provide guidance to producers and users of international migration data. It includes detailed accounts of changes in the field of migration data, thorough explanations of key definitions and concepts, and strategies to bolster migration statistics (e.g., administrative data and 'big data'). Readers will find the notes on 'good practice' to be of particular practical value.
Data Collection and Analysis, Chapter 2 of the Ten Point Plan in Action 2016 Update
The chapter within a larger UNHCR work The 10 Point Plan in Action addresses the management of mixed migration, or migratory movements where migrants travelling along the same route have different motives (such as seeking better economic opportunity or fleeing persecution).
Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women for 20 Years
This UNICEF paper discusses Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and their positive impact on ensuring data collection on women and children in low to middle income countries or helping countries measure attainment of Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). While explaining the development process and accomplishments of MICS, the paper does not offer explicit instructions for completing these surveys.
UNHCR Resettlement Handbook
The handbook serves as a reference for NGOs and governments of resettlement countries on good practice and methodologies for effective resettlement of refugees. Besides defining key terms and outlining important legal frameworks such as the 1951 Geneva Convention, the handbook offers sections on the specific needs of refugees and, most important for data capacity builders, how to properly collect and store data on refugees and resettlement.
Anti-Trafficking Data Collection and Information Management in the European Union – a Handbook
The manual goes through, step by step, various aspects of human trafficking data, whether that be data collection methodology, data collection processes, or procedures for reporting. This manual also helps educate readers on the levels of skill, training and sensitivity needed to complete this work in the best way possible.
Measuring International Skilled Migration: New Estimates Controlling for Age of Entry
The authors aim to improve 'brain drain,' or skilled emigration, data sets by taking into account whether migrants to OECD countries attained their education or training in the home or destination country by using age at emigration as the determining factor. There is a literature review that references other similar studies for those with further interest. The data and calculations are listed in a succint, easy to follow format.
Manual on Child Labour Rapid Assessment Methodology
Rapid Accessment (RA) is a primarily qualitative research method that allows researchers, academics, and other practitioners to conduct data collection in a cost effective manner over a shorter time span. Techniques such as interviews and field observation are discussed, as well as how RA can enrich quantitative methods such as household surveys.
Child Migration in National Surveys
The paper examines how migration data in National Surveys (MiNS) is catalogued to measure to what extent and with what thoroughness child migration is calculated in existing surveys and censuses; and whether it might further research on the topic. The authors also highlight the strengths and weaknesses of current survey methodologies and variables in capturing relevant data. The report is detailed and provides a long list of references for further reading.